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Beaver Lake Nature Center - Enchanted Beaver Lake this weekend

Weekend Walks in October

Beaver Lake Nature Center invites visitors to join a naturalist for a free guided Weekend Walk at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in October. Oct. 27 and 28 tell the story behind Beaver Lake.

Enchanted Beaver Lake

On the evenings of Oct. 25 to 28, Beaver Lake Nature Center becomes transformed with two trails lit by more than 1,000 jack-o-lanterns and luminaria. In an atmosphere of magic and enchantment, but with nothing scary, visitors can enjoy face-painting, magic shows, storytelling and autumn treats. Enchanted Beaver Lake runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on all four nights, is $3 per person, free for children 3 and under, and parking is $5. Advance sale parking passes, which guarantee parking on a specific night, are now available to purchase and are highly recommended as this event often sells out. Parking passes may be purchased at the nature center up until the day of the event, or over the phone and mailed for $1 through October

Field Guide Series: Utilitarian Trees

At 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, Beaver Lake Nature Center will offer an in-depth look into the natural history of certain trees growing in this area. During Utilitarian Trees, a naturalist will focus on those species with traits that have made them valuable to people over the years. $5; registration required.

Trail Tales

Preschool-age children, accompanied by an adult, are invited to gather at Beaver Lake Nature Center for the popular Trail Tales program at 1 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 1, 15 and 29. A naturalist reads two stories to the children and then leads the group on a hike themed to match the stories. FREE.

Weekend walks in November

Beaver Lake Nature Center invites visitors to join a naturalist for a free guided Weekend Walk at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in November. Each weekend features a different topic: Nov. 3 and 4 features nests and dens; Nov. 10 and 11 features birds that stick around; Nov. 17 and 18 features talking turkey; and Nov. 24 and 25 features wildlife preparing for winter.

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